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Observation by Ronan Newman : Aurora Borealis

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Ronan Newman

Observer

Ronan Newman

Observed

2012 Oct 09 - 00:32

Uploaded

2021 Feb 22 - 22:33

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Constellation

Canes Venatici

Field centre

RA: 13h27m
Dec: +48°22'
Position angle: +10°24'

Field size

60° × 30°

Equipment
  • Canon 400D
Exposure

F3.5 ISO: 1600 EXP: 30 seconds

Location

Bellaghy, County Sligo, Ireland

Title

Aurora Borealis

About this image

For three days in a row during October 2012 there were geomagnetic  storms, these were instigated by a CME strike on Oct. 8th and were re-energized by a CH solar wind stream that hit the Earth's magnetic field late on Oct. 8th. For once we had a clear sky and I took this image of a huge auroral arc from my back garden in south County Sligo in the early hours of the 10th of October 2012.

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